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Aquabike Project 2012
twelve months of work on the various systems we finally have the
completed Aquabike, ready for its swimming pool trail. The pool was
hired for one hour last Saturday, Jan 20th. The trial exhibited a blend
of failures and successes.
In 2012 a bunch of small town church enthusiasts have sought to build
the best and most efficient aquabike possible - within the skill set
Towards the end of 2011 I stumbled across a You Tube video of a bike
that rode on water – well actually a hydrofoil with 2 metre blades below
the surface. Gathering a group of enthusiastic problem solvers and
builders of things a group of local lads set to – to replicate this
fascinating device that we have chosen to call ” The Aqua-bike”.
Some clips of the team at work, and our project so far. We have
basically reverse engineered our German friends commendable effort.
good fortune one of our members, Mark R, managed to located a
"Specialised" carbon fibre bike frame that we could have for a few
dollars. Problem: it had been cut in two with a bandsaw.
With a little bit onf ingenuity we repaired the frame and it now forms the basis for our high performance project for 2012.